By CricketCountry Staff
Chennai: Apr 30, 2012
Chennai Super Kings will aim to carry their winning run at home when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders in their IPL 2012 clash in Chennai on Monday.
Both the teams are meeting this season for the first time and the Gautam Gambhir-led KKR hold the advantage after having won five of their nine matches so far.
Comparatively, Chennai are faltering because of their batting woes and lost by seven runs to tournament laggards Kings XI Punjab on Saturday.
Gambhir has been leading from the front and his batting this season in particular has been spectacular. The manner in which he tamed the Royal Challengers Bangalore at home yesterday with a 51-ball 93 was intimidating sight for any opposition bowler.
KKR: Brendon McCullum (wk), Gautam Gambhir (c), Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Jacques Kallis, Manoj Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan, Rajat Bhatia, Debabrata Das, Sunil Narine, Brett Lee, Iqbal Abdulla.
CSK: Subramaniam Badrinath, Faf du Plessis, Michael Hussey, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c&wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Albie Morkel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shadab Jakati, Yo Mahesh.